Director General of Belarus’s Beltelecom arrested for taking bribe from Russian
Both defendants are cooperating with the investigation.
In Belarus, Director General of the state telecom operator Beltelecom, Sergey Sivodedov, was caught taking a bribe from a Russian for assistance in the supply of equipment. The Russian has also been charged. This is reported by the KGB of Belarus on its official website.
According to the investigation, the Russian, whose name is not reported, gave a bribe in the amount of 15 thousand euro to Sivodedov. In exchange, he was promised assistance in the supply of telecommunications equipment for the enterprise.
A criminal case under articles 430 and 431 of the Belarus Criminal Code (Bribe-Giving and Bribe-Taking) has been initiated. In addition, according to Belorussian authorities, Sivodedov is charged with other bribery episodes. $470 thousand has been taken from his apartment. In addition, three apartments of the enterprise head in Minsk and a land plot have been seized. The defendants have been arrested; both of them are cooperating with the investigation.